Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 23-25
“But you did not listen to me,” declares the LORD, “and you have aroused my anger with what your hands have made, and you have brought harm to yourselves.”
The nation had long been living in sin, but now the consequences of their actions were coming to bear upon them.
That is thing with sin – eventually it brings suffering.
In the short term, sin can be fun and seemingly without consequences, but truth is sin leads to suffering for all people no matter who they are or where they are – God will not be made to look silly.
That is a tough lesson to learn.
God is full of grace, but that does not mean that there are not consequences for our behavior.